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Student Receives Turf Grass Scholarship

North Dakota State University horticulture student Matthew Becker received a scholarship from the North Central Turf Grass Association

March 6, 2019

North Dakota State University horticulture student Matthew Becker received a scholarship from the North Central Turf Grass Association (NCTGA). The scholarship was awarded at the NCTGA Annual Conference and Trade Show held February 26-28, 2019 in Fargo.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide tuition assistance to students in a college sports turf program. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, students must be a junior or senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA. The selection committee considers GPA, internships, references and an essay written by the student.

Becker is a junior from Savage, Minnesota, majoring in Horticulture with Sports and Urban Turfgrass Management option and a Soil Science minor. After his expected graduation in spring 2020, he would like to work as a golf course assistant superintendent and one day become a lead superintendent.

He says he chose North Dakota State University because, “When I came to visit the campus I felt comfortable and the faculty that I met with were friendly and eager to talk about classes along with the curriculum.”

Becker’s academic advisor is Deying Li, associate professor of sports and urban turfgrass management in the Department of Plant Sciences.

The purpose of the NCTGA is to promote the turf grass industry, support turf research and share the findings, and to represent its members in matters of policy regarding the turf grass industry.

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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